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The Phantom Father (2011)
"Tatal fantoma" (original title)

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American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Robert Traum
Barry Gifford ...
Jack
Mihaela Sirbu ...
Tanya
Valer Delakeza ...
Sami
Mihai Constantin ...
Mayor Codrescu
Mimi Branescu ...
Alex
Victor Rebengiuc ...
Uncle Petre
Mariana Mihut ...
Aunt Florica
Iosif Pastina ...
small Robert
Nicodim Ungureanu ...
Hotel Receptionist
Vitalie Bantas ...
Vitali
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Vladimir (as Marcello Cobzariu)
Mirela Oprisor ...
Woman from Italy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Araditz ...
Codrescu Sr.
Adriana Butoi ...
Sara Traum
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American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his Romanian Jewish descent. His symbolic journey is filled with danger, the unknown and the surreal, but finally rewarded with a double love: on the one hand he finds romantic love, on the other the passion for old cinema, nomad, popular, naive and generous. Written by Lucian Georgescu

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"Stranger than Paradise" meets Wild East "Cinema Paradiso" See more »

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The character of Robert Traum is the first romantic role for Marcel Iures. See more »

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Robert Traum: You have a beautiful country.
Woman from Italy: Beautiful my ass!
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Excellent movie!
7 February 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A must see movie! An extremely interesting story which captures the Romanian reality in a very original, different manner! I was so lucky to get a ticket at the Romanian Film Festival in London last November. I think everyone in the audience - both English and Romanians - loved it.

An extraordinary movie indeed, the best Romanian one I have seen so far, with great acting performances and a great music.

I would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to try a bit of Romanian humor, combined with a great story told by amazing actors.

Everyone should go to see this movie with high expectations... And you will not be disappointed!


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